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Borders Extended Self-Guided Bicycle Tour (9 Nights)

Tour code: FABSG9

Tour Overview

This tour extends the 7 nights Borders tour with additional stopovers in Selkirk and in Innerleithen, adding two splendid loop rides to the shorter itinerary.

Starting from Edinburgh you ride east to Musselburgh and then follow the coast to the picturesque resort of North Berwick en route to historic Dunbar.  The second leg leads you inland into the wild sheep-dotted Lammemuir Hills, visiting Abbey St  Bathans and Duns on the way to Kelso for a two night stopover. The loop ride from Kelso offers marvellous Borders scenery and the chance to visit Floors Castle. Next stop is Melrose – en route you will see Dryburgh Abbey, Scott’s View and Thirlstane Castle.  You will have a two night stay here, with a magnificent loop ride , before you follow the Tweed valley to Innerleithen – one of the best known mountain biking centres in Britain. Heading north from Innerleithen you enjoy spectacular moorland and some wonderful views over Edinburgh on the approach to the city.

For information about en route scenery and attractions see the Regional Details page.

Ten highlights

  • North Berwick
  • Tantillon Castle
  • Kelso Abbey
  • Abbotsford
  • Harestanes
  • Dryburgh Abbey
  • Scotts View
  • Etterick Valley
  • St Mary’s Loch
  • Traquair House


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  • Spend an extra night or two in Edinburgh at the beginning or end of the biking.

Outline Itinerary

Day Start Stay Core route Options En Route
→ km ↑ m longer shorter
1 - Edinburgh - - - -  
2 Edinburgh Dunbar 59 292   Musselburgh, Scorrish Seabird Centre, Tantillon Castle, Bass Rock
3 Dunbar Kelso 66 678   St Abbs Head, Abbey St Bathans, Duns, Coldstream
4 Kelso Kelso 41 401   Kelso Abbey, Floors Castle, Harestanes Centre, Waterloo Monument
5 Kelso Melrose 58 755   Dryburgh Abbey, Scott's View, Lauder, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey
6 Melrose Melrose 41 435   Thirlstane Castle, Lauder
7 Melrose Innerleithen 51 683 Etterickbridge, Traquair House, St Mary's Loch, Yair Forest
8 Innerleithen Innerleithen 39 679   Traquair House, Kailzie Gardens, Neidpath Castle
9 Innerleithen Edinburgh 62 565     Bonnyrigg, Moorfoot Hills, Roslyn Chapel

Day-by-Day Summary

Tour Costs

Costs in Sterling Pounds
Basic cost per person sharing 885*
Single accommodation supplement (if applicable) 295
Optional Costs
Bicycle rental Hybrid 165
Road 195
Pannier Rental per pair 10
luggage transfers Total for one or two people 325
Each additional person 20

* Prices for solo travellers are on request

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